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Svitolina suffers injury scare ahead of Wimbledon

Svitolina suffers injury scare ahead of Wimbledon

Published 23/06/2017

Tennis - WTA Premier - Aegon Classic - Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, Britain - June 22, 2017 Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in her match against Italy's Camila Giorgi during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

World number five Elina Svitolina has expressed fears that a foot injury that contributed to her Aegon Classic defeat to Italian Camila Giorgi in Birmingham on Thursday could lead to her withdrawal from Wimbledon.

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Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017, Sacramento, CA, USA- Christian Coleman of Tennessee wins 100m heat in 9.90 for the top qualifying time during the USA Championships at Hornet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Coleman displayed the kind of speed that helped him clock the fastest time of the year when he led 100 meters qualifying at the U.S. national championships on Thursday as 35-year-old Justin Gatlin kept pace with the youngsters.

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Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017- Brooklyn, NY, USA- Lonzo Ball (UCLA) is interviewed after being introduced as the number two overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention.

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Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017- Brooklyn, NY, USA- NBA prospects pose for a group photo with NBA commissioner Adam Silver before the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, launching an infusion of talented youth into the league.

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List of top NBA Draft picks

List of top NBA Draft picks

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017- Brooklyn, NY, USA- General view of the stage before the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

List of first overall picks in the NBA Draft (year, player, NBA team):

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Knicks pick caps crazy week for France`s Ntilikina

Knicks pick caps crazy week for France`s Ntilikina

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017- Brooklyn, NY, USA- Frank Ntilikina of France is introduced as the number eight overall pick to the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Ntilikina jetted in from France for the NBA Draft, took his bows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in New York after being taken eighth by the Knicks, then looked forward to flying back home for his championship series.

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Olympics: NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

Olympics: NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

Published 23/06/2017

An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated during the Pyeongchang Winter Festival, near the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

U.S. broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday.

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Spieth returns to form and grabs Connecticut lead

Spieth returns to form and grabs Connecticut lead

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017- Cromwell, CT, USA- Jordan Spieth (R) and Wesley Bryan (L) shake hands after the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Spieth put an emphatic end to his putting woes during an impressive Travelers Championship debut on Thursday, grabbing a one-shot lead after the first round in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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Cycling: Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018

Cycling: Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018

Published 22/06/2017

Cars are parked outside the World Cycling Center and headquarters of the International Cycling Union (UCI) in Aigle, Switzerland May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Teams will be reduced from nine riders to eight for next year's three Grand Tours while the 2018 Tour de France will start a week later to avoid clashing with the soccer World Cup.

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Tennis: Azarenka`s return cut short in Mallorca

Tennis: Azarenka`s return cut short in Mallorca

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Belarus' Victoria Azarenka hits a shot during her third round match against Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka's return from maternity leave was cut short by young Croatian Ana Konjuh at the Mallorca Open on Thursday.

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